Community Renewal Fund (CRF) Free Training

The Community Renewal Fund (CRF) has been developed by the UK Government to provide fully funded training opportunities to support the economic recovery as we transition out of the COVID pandemic. Additional opportunities have now been added.


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The aim of the fund is to encourage innovative schemes to support local economies by investing in skills training, supporting business growth and encouraging individuals to grow and develop, becoming more resilient and sustainable.

The training offered at Borders College will help equip individuals with the skills required to seize new opportunities to benefit their business needs.  This includes equipping people with the skills required to capitalise on opportunities and the needs of their local area to meet an increasingly green and digital economy.

Whether you are a business start-up, established organisation or an individual exploring new training and upskilling opportunities set yourself up for future success by signing up for the fully funded courses listed below. Simply click on the course link to find out more and book your place.

Additional Learning Opportunities for April and May 2022

Course Date Description
Social Media for Small Business 3 👈 20 April 2022 Social Media Marketing allowing any small business to connect with customers and generate traffic, building your brand and increasing sales. 
Book Keeping for Small Business 3 👈 04 May 2022 This course is aimed at small business owners (and/or their teams) who want to create and manage an effective and reliable book-keeping system.


Further information

If you would like further information on any of the courses please email , or complete the form below.

We are always happy to help.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. 

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